Twenties Girl

by Sophie Kinsella | Romance |
ISBN: 9780593059784 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wolkenklang on 7/19/2009
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22 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wolkenklang on Sunday, July 19, 2009
A cute fairytale by the queen of chicklit.

Journal Entry 2 by wolkenklang on Sunday, July 19, 2009
A wonderful, lovely, and light book! It's not as funny as Sophie Kinsella's previous stand-alones, but a very sweet story told very well. I found it hard to put the book down and was through in almost a day.
- One of the best books I've read this year!

Journal Entry 3 by wolkenklang on Sunday, July 19, 2009
This book is on reserve for an international bookring.

Rules:
*) When you receive the book, please try to read it as quickly as you can.
*) Keeping the book for one month is the absolute maximum, as it has only been on the market for a few days (by the time of writing this) and the people behind you in the ring are also eager to read it.
*) Please treat the book nicely! No dog-ears, etc.
*) As soon as you receive the book, PM the person after you for their address.
*) When you're done reading send the book on to the next in line.
*) Most importantly: enjoy!

Participants:

xx. starting with solskinn in Austria, then going to
01. DitteL in Denmark - Europe preferred, Int'l if needed - completed
02. nikel27 in Germany - Int'l - completed
03. Jessi626 in Germany - Int'l - completed
04. Plum-crazy in England, UK - UK and Europe preferred - completed
05. raeliz64 in England, UK - Int'l - completed
06. AgnesXNitt in England, UK - UK preferred, EU if needed - completed
07. Jonniboi in England, UK - UK preferred, Europe if needed - completed
08. lidlekiwi in England, UK - UK only - completed
09. Lizzy-stardust in England, UK - Int'l - skipped, didn't reply to PMs
10. blackteiwaz in Costa Rica - America and Europe preferred - completed
11. lovie313 in Florida, USA - USA preferred - skipped, didn't reply to PMs
12. tempestsans in Georgia, USA - USA preferred, Int'l if needed - completed
13. Bkind2books in Tennessee, USA - USA preferred, Int'l if needed - completed
14. BethanieKay in Texas, USA - USA preferred, Int'l if needed - completed
15. Aramena in Oklahoma, USA - USA only - completed
16. missprisy in Oklahoma, USA - USA only - completed
17. bksfamly in Arizona, USA - USA only - skipped, didn't reply to PMs
18. thegoaliegirl in Washington, USA - USA preferred - completed
19. Melissa723 in Minnesota, USA - USA only - skipped, already has a copy of the book
20. easterngirl71 in Illinois, USA - USA only - skipped, can't read book asap
21. collectorkerri in Illinois, USA - USA and Canada preferred - completed
22. SimplyCee in Maryland, USA - USA and Canada only - skipped, already has a copy of the book
23. Rrrcaron in New Hampshire, USA - USA preferred - completed
24. hereticcoy in New Jersey, USA - USA preferred - skipped, seems to be inactive
25. krl112 in New Jersey, USA - USA preferred, Int'l if needed - skipped, seems to be inactive
26. Crossing-Guard in Canada - Canada preferred completed
27. darkpunkangel in Canada - Int'l - completed
28. marilina85 in Argentina - Int'l - skipped
29. yayajanuary in Indonesia - AUS or AUT preferred - skipped, seems to be inactive
30. mummafour in Australia - Int'l - skipped, currently stalls another of my books!!!
31. annenz in New Zealand - Int'l completed
32. FrancesinSA in South Africa - Int'l - completed
33. lady-anglophile in Kuwait - Int'l - skipped
34. Mraianita in Portugal - Int'l - skipped, seems to be inactive
35. Jonniboi in England, UK - UK preferred, Europe if needed - skipped
xx. and back home to solskinn in Austria - Yes! The book returned back home!

Journal Entry 4 by wolkenklang at To the first reader, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 20, 2009

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I hope everyone enjoys this novel as much as I did!

Journal Entry 5 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Arrived today. I'll start reading it as soon as I finish my current read. Thanks for hosting this ring solskinn.

Journal Entry 6 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Monday, August 03, 2009
Really enjoyable read. It's not as fun as the Shopaholic series, but I still laughed out loud during parts of it - especially when reading about her first date with Ed.

Thanks for sharing solskinn, I'll post the book to the next reader today.

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On its way to Germany

Journal Entry 8 by nikel27 from -- Irgendwo / Somewhere --, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, August 05, 2009
arrived safe at my house, I have 3 more BookRing's before I can start here, but I am a fast reader...

update:
Good read for the summer,thanks for sharing with me.
Already have the next members address, will sent out on Monday August 24th 2009

Journal Entry 9 by nikel27 at Book Ring, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases on Monday, August 24, 2009

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EnJoy the book as I did.

Journal Entry 10 by Jessi626 from Otterberg, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Tuesday, September 01, 2009
The book arrived today. Thank you!

Journal Entry 11 by Jessi626 from Otterberg, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Oops, I just wanted to make a release note and I see I haven't posted my opinion yet.
I liked the book very much, although I still think the Shopaholic series are Sophie's best books. But this one also was funny and good entertainment. Sadie can really be annoying, but also very cute :)

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On its way to Plum-crazy.

Journal Entry 13 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, October 09, 2009
The book arrived safely today - thank you!! I'm looking forward to it.

Journal Entry 14 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 13, 2009
When Lara goes to the funeral of an unknown relative she never expects to "inherit" her Great-Aunt Sadie's ghost....& she isn't going away until Lara can track down a missing necklace.

Lara's life follows the tried & tested formula of all Kinsella's heroines but Sadie's ghost gives this tale a kooky twist & it manages to avoid being over-the-top silly, remaining good fun throughout.

*Warning* - don't start it if you've anything pressing to do as you won't be able to put it down :o)

Read as part of the 2009 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE - themed "HALLOWEEN" read for October (well it is a ghost story!)

Journal Entry 15 by wingPlum-crazywing at by post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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On it's way to the next reader....enjoy!

Released as part of the 2009 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE
& the 2009 KEEP THEM MOVING CHALLENGE (#30)



Journal Entry 16 by raeliz64 from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 15, 2009
Received today. Thanks very much.

Journal Entry 17 by raeliz64 from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 29, 2009
I was a bit disappointed with Sophie Kinsella's last book, but she's right back on form with this one. I really enjoyed it.

Journal Entry 18 by raeliz64 from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, November 02, 2009
Posted to AgnesXNitt today.

Journal Entry 19 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Received in the post yesterday along with another bookring book ('Bending The Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes' from GoryDetails). Obviously my postman/woman didn't want to carry these parcels back to the depot so had tucked both books in the shelter of my backdoor stoop. Despite the fact it had been hammering down with rain most of the day, both books were fine and dry.
Thanks for hosting this ring Solskinn, the timing is perfect! BBC Four (UK cable channel) are running a season on 'Glamour's Golden Age' - the 1920's and 1930's - so I am already steeped in Flappers, Prohibition, Bright Young Things, Art Deco, Short Skirts, Silk Stockings, Themed Parties and all night escapades! Perfect mood to receive and read this book!

Journal Entry 20 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Sunday, November 08, 2009
An enjoyable read for a reader who tries to steer clear of Chick Lit! Raced through this one on a dank Saturday afternoon and evening, when I really should have been preparing for my Sunday School class today! Ah well - time well spent! As I am learning to Lindyhop - the dance that became the Jitterbug - and have an interest in the 1920s and 30's, this book did appeal to me in its spirit. Though Sadie isn't the benign ghost to ever appear in my reading experience, she did strongly remind me of the Captain in 'The Ghost and Mrs Muir' (the original 1947 film with Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison) - extolling Lara on to stop whittling and taking life so seriously and encouraging/bullying! her to live a little - much like the Flappers and Bright Young Things of the early inter-war years. Just the right amount of sentimentality and fun in the plot, and the hero just handsome enough without being to good to be true with some character flaws to make this a very enjoyable book for me to read. And another excuse to watch 'The Ghost and Mrs Muir' again!!
Thanks so much for hosting this one Solskinn. Mindful of the fact there are plenty more readers eagerly awaiting this book, I will PM Jonniboi to get this one moving as soon as I can :)

Journal Entry 21 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Being posted off to Jonniboi today from Brampton Village Post office to catch the 5pm post (hopefully)...

Journal Entry 22 by Jonniboi from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 25, 2009
just received this today, WHOA! there's a lot of people on this bookring list! I'll PM the next person in line now, I have a few bookrings/rays ahead of this one, but I hope I can finish this book around christmas time so that I can send it off after the christmas rush!

Journal Entry 23 by Jonniboi from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, December 27, 2009
I've had this book for 1 whole month and still haven't got around to reading this! Can I please ask you to move me further down the list (maybe the bottom if you like) so that it will come back to me and I will then eventually have a chance to reading this? I shall send it off in the new year!

Journal Entry 24 by Jonniboi at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, December 31, 2009

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sent off to lidlekiwi!

Journal Entry 25 by lidlekiwi on Monday, January 11, 2010
Hi, thanks for sending this. I will forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 26 by lidlekiwi at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, April 02, 2010

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Sorry i didn't get time to read this with having to get sorted for moving.

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Sorry I forgot to make release notes.
I posted this to the next bookcrosser on the list in Costa Rica! I am very jealous! Wishing I was in Costa Rica! Hope you enjoy the book :)

Journal Entry 27 by blackteiwaz from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Found it in the mail yesterday. I started reading it right away. It is the perfect cure to a stressful day, I'm already thinking of how I'm going to miss it when I'm done reading it, and I'm only on page 43. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 28 by blackteiwaz from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I took this with me to my trip to St. Louis, Missouri, I finished it there. I tried to get a hold of the next reader while I was there, but couldn't, so it traveled back to Costa Rica with me, who would have thought it would fly to Costa Rica twice?
It is a lovely story, I enjoy Sophie Kinsella's books very much.
I sent a PM to lovie313 on the 14th, and a second PM today, lets see if I get a reply this time. I will wait a week, and if I don't get her address, I'll PM tempestsans next.
Thank you!

Journal Entry 29 by blackteiwaz at bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, May 05, 2010

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Sent it on its way to tempestsans today. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 30 by tempestsans from Canton, Georgia USA on Friday, May 14, 2010
arrived today safely, though it's packaging was in seriously bad condition so i'm thankful it had no further to travel/no more hands to handle it! perfect timing as i just finished my last ring tonight and can begin reading this one over the weekend. will likely be early june before i can get it on it's way again as my baby is graduating high school in a week and striking out on his own for his first sans-parent trip into the world just after memorial day weekend.

thanks for including me in this one. look forward to the story.

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off in the post this morning to Bkind2books. was able to finish reading it yesterday and get a request to her for her address...and she was quick to respond so this one is moving again already.

enjoyable read as kinsella always is. must say this one had a bit more depth to it than some of her others have had for me. even though it's got lots of cute fluffy stuff and, of course, a ghost, Lara and Sophie both at times felt quite real in their emotions.

thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 32 by wingBkind2bookswing from Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Monday, May 24, 2010
Arrived safely today - will put at the top of my reading stack. Thank you for organizing this, solskinn!

Journal Entry 33 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Sunday, June 13, 2010
Quite enjoyable! I liked this author's Shopaholic series; however, they have become tiresome as it feels like Becky never learns her lesson. This heroine is different. Lara is dragged to the funeral of her Great-Aunt Sadie. Sadie was 105 when she died and had had little contact with any of her family. Her ghost appears to Lara (and only Lara) and demands that she get her necklace so that she can rest. Thus begins an utterly charming story. It is believable and the heroine relies on her own wits to uncover a mystery surrounding Sadie and another family member. I loved the theme of the ageless soul within all of us. The essential 'me' feels basically the same at 50-something that I did at 20-something.
A passage I liked:
"It's as if I can see them, the way they were. I can see their young, vibrant selves, rising up out of their bodies, shaking off the oldness, starting to dance with each other to the music. They're all dancing the Charleston, kicking up their heels skittishly, their hair dark and strong, their limbs lithe again, and they're laughing, clutching each other's hands, throwing back their heads, revelling in it..."
Will get this out to the next person as soon as I get their address. Thanks for organizing this, Solskinn!

Journal Entry 34 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Monday, June 14, 2010

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Mailing to BethanieKay

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Journal Entry 35 by BethanieKay at Fort Worth, Texas USA on Friday, June 25, 2010
Received today in the mail -- yay! Finishing up another book, then this one's up next! (I'm a quick reader, so I doubt it will take long :)

Journal Entry 36 by BethanieKay at Fort Worth, Texas USA on Saturday, July 03, 2010
This was a light, fun read -- pretty much par for the course, as I've enjoyed most of Kinsella's books. The storyline was a bit different, with its 'paranormal theme', which made it more compelling than most chic-lit stories. All the characters were interesting and I loved the way everything came together in the end. Thumbs up! :)

I've already got the addy for the next in line. Will put this in the mail after the long holiday weekend.

Thanks for letting me join!

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Book is on its way to Aramena in Oklahoma. Happy travels, little book!

Journal Entry 38 by Aramena at Moore, Oklahoma USA on Thursday, July 08, 2010
I am so looking forward to this! I also received just prior to this another ring, the second in the Sookie Stackhouse series, but I know I'll finish that one up quickly and then start this one.

Journal Entry 39 by Aramena at Moore, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, July 20, 2010
At first I wasn't sure how good this would be as I started out. I've enjoyed all of Sophie Kinsella's books so far (except the one I haven't read yet, Remember Me or something like that). I don't read as much chick lit as I used to, I find as I get older that I just don't relate to the heroines enough! But I ended up becoming totally engrossed in this and not wanting to put it down. As someone else mentioned, Becky Bloomwood has become tiresome as she never seems to learn her lesson. But Lara did seem to mature over the course of the story and became a better person for having known Sadie.

I already have the next person's address, so I'm mailing this off today.

Journal Entry 40 by missprisy at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA on Friday, July 23, 2010
Book arrived today. I will start this after my current read.

Journal Entry 41 by missprisy at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, August 10, 2010
This was a really fun, easy book to read. I enjoyed every bit of it. I sent bksfamly a message a couple days ago, but haven't heard back. I will get the book moving as soon as I get a mailing address. Thank you everybody for sharing this book with me.

8/16/10 - I sent bksfamly a third PM requesting a mailing address. I will continue on to the next person if I do not receive a response soon.

8/19/10 - I still haven't heard from bksfamly, so I PMed thegoaliegirl requesting a mailing address.

Journal Entry 42 by missprisy at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA on Friday, August 20, 2010
Book will be in the mail to thegoaliegirl later today or tomorrow. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 43 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Spokane, Washington USA on Saturday, August 28, 2010
Book has arrived safely in Spokane, WA. I'll probably start this now instead of finishing my current read.

Journal Entry 44 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Spokane, Washington USA on Monday, September 06, 2010
I quite enjoyed this book. It is light and easy to read. It was a little predictable but that is part of the fun of one of her books. I had a very hard time putting this book down. Surprised I didn't read it all in one go. (Of course, when you are reading before bed, it is a good thing I didn't read it in one night!) I'm looking forward to her next book (whenever that is), as there hasn't been one that I don't like.

Sent Melissa723 a PM on Aug 27th, will send another one today. Hope to get this moving soon.

9/7 update. Melissa723 already has a copy. So I've sent easterngirl71 a PM.

Journal Entry 45 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Sent off to collectorkerri to continue on its travels

Journal Entry 46 by wingcollectorkerriwing at Springfield, Illinois USA on Saturday, September 25, 2010
Received today. Will read ASAP.

Journal Entry 47 by wingcollectorkerriwing at Springfield, Illinois USA on Tuesday, October 05, 2010
This was one of Sophie Kinsella's better one-off books. Although Sadie could be really annoying at times, I liked her character and her interactions with Lara. I read it pretty fast, so it's now on its way to Rrrcaron in New Hampshire.

Journal Entry 48 by Rrrcaron at Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Received this in the mail last week- sorry- limited internet access. Strting it tonight!
Ruth

Journal Entry 49 by Rrrcaron at Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Monday, November 22, 2010
What a fun read this was! Just what I needed. Sending on to next reader! Thanks for sharing!!

Journal Entry 50 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, December 13, 2010
This book has arrived and I can't wait to read it.

Journal Entry 51 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, December 27, 2010
What a great book, I started reading it and couldn't put it down. I found some of the characters annoying at first but then they grew on me the longer I read. I haven't asked for the next address but I will do so now...

Journal Entry 52 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Sent off to the next person today... Thanks so much for sharing this with me.

Please be kind to the enviroment and try to reuse the envelope.



Journal Entry 53 by darkpunkangel at Barrie, Ontario Canada on Thursday, January 20, 2011
This arrived safely on Monday, sorry for taking so long to register it been very busy. Thanks Crossing-Guard for passing the book on and for the card. Hopefully I can start this this weekend.

Journal Entry 54 by darkpunkangel at Barrie, Ontario Canada on Monday, April 25, 2011
I`m so sorry for holding on to this for so long. Life has been kind of busy but I really wanted to finish this.

Anyways, I really enjoy the book. I kinda liked how things turned out.

I`ve already PMed the next person in line and will send it off as soon I as get their address.

Journal Entry 55 by annenz at Greymouth, West Coast New Zealand on Saturday, June 11, 2011
Arrived safely today and will start hopefully in next couple of days when I've finished the book I'm reading now>

Journal Entry 56 by annenz at Greymouth, West Coast New Zealand on Thursday, June 28, 2012
An easy light chicklit read, another good one by Sophie Kinsella!
Now winging it's way to South Africa via economy mail.

Journal Entry 57 by FrancesinSA at Sasolburg, Free State South Africa on Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This book arrived today! Thank you for posting it to me, annenz. Thanks also for the great bookmarks. I immediately recognized the one from Mary Engelbreit, whose illustrations I love! :-D

Journal Entry 58 by FrancesinSA at Sasolburg, Free State South Africa on Monday, September 10, 2012
I didn't realise that this book was about a ghost until I started reading it. When I did realise what it was about I was a bit skeptical that I would enjoy it. But I DID!!
I really like books by this author.
Book is ready to go home. I will be posting it to solskinn, soon.

Journal Entry 59 by FrancesinSA at Sasolburg, Free State South Africa on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Posting today to solskinn. Thanks for this bookring!

Journal Entry 60 by wolkenklang at Wien - irgendwo / Vienna - somewhere, Wien Austria on Thursday, December 20, 2012
After a looong boat ride, this book made it back home safely!!! Wow, it is one of the few bookrings of mine which was successful, and I'd like to thank each participant for treating the book nicely and passing it along!

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